It was all over social media yesterday and you likely live under a rock — or you simply like your self-respect and don’t have a Twitter — if you didn’t see it.
Jeff Schultz, the Falcons beat writer for The Athletic, reported that Atlanta “would like to” trade Julio Jones and proceeded to name a handful of teams that would make sense for a trade. The Chargers were among those teams due to factors such as fit on the team, the franchise being close to “getting over the hump”, and available cap space.
For several weeks it has been known the Falcons will explore a trade with Julio Jones. It's time to clear up some misconceptions about why this is happening. @TheAthletic.— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) May 20, 2021
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For today’s links post, I wanted to give you all a place to write out your thoughts on this matter. Would this be a good idea? Would you rather pass on a potential trade for Jones? Why or why not?
For what it’s worth, the Falcons are eerily close to being in a full-blown rebuild. If they were to shop Jones, it’d have to be for a hefty haul of draft picks and resources they can use in the post-Jones, post-Matt Ryan era. Would it be worth it for the Chargers to give up future draft picks if it meant kicking off Brandon Staley’s tenure as coach with a BANG! of this magnitude? I’m curious to hear all of your thoughts.
And now for today’s links.
Check out the latest beat writer’s roundtable on the latest episode of Chargers Weekly (Chargers.com)
Justin Herbert surprises elementary students (Chargers.com)
Why trading for Julio Jones is a no-brainer (Bolt Beat)
Why Mark Webb could be a late-round gem for the Chargers (Chargers Wire)
Mel Kiper’s 2022 NFL draft rankings (ESPN+)
Todd McShay’s early 2022 mock draft (ESPN+)
Derrick Henry wants Julio Jones in TEN (Bleacher Report)
Tim Tebow jerseys are already on sale (Pro Football Talk)
Projected starters for all NFC West teams (NFL.com)
Patriots are signing Adrian Colbert (NFL.com)